Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …


Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …


Lily's Blackboard

“There is no ‘average’ student. Each student is shaped by individual experiences”

By Lily Eskelsen January 28, 2015 4:40 pm

This post is dedicated to NEA member Rachelle Moore, she is a first grade teacher from Seattle, and this week she gave Congress a piece of her mind and spoke up for her students.  We are so proud of her!

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Numbers: Missing Context From Reports On Free Lunch & Food Stamp Spikes

There are a lot of numbers out there, and some of them may not mean what you're being told they mean. Take for example last week's headlines about the majority of US kids now being poor.  Well, it turns out …
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This Week In Education

I’m All About the Snow

…If you live in the U.S. unless you've ignored the national news entirely, you're probably tired of hearing about the big snow storms that have hit New England this week. As as much as I dislike the hyped-up news reports
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Free Technology for Teachers

Former OH charter school educator emphasizes importance of accountability, oversight

Britt Mickley gives lawmakers contemplating federal charter school program important takeaways for giving students a quality education.Read More »…
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Education Votes

Tenn. Lawmakers to Vote on Bill to Keep Washington Out of K-12 Policy

The Volunteer State will soon consider a resolution that asks Congress to ensure that Washington doesn't intrude into the state's decisions about public schools. …
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Politics K-12 - Education Week

How to Find Other Educators on Google+

…A couple of days ago I received an email from someone who was looking for help finding other teachers to connect with around the topic of leading a STEM or engineering club at his school. My suggestion was to take
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Free Technology for Teachers

Design and Launch Virtual Rockets in Your Web Browser

Ten days ago I published a post about NASA's Rocket Science 101 iPad app. What I didn't realize at the time was that the app is also available in an Android version an in an online version…. Thanks
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Free Technology for Teachers